One album I can’t get outta my head lately, is Take Shape, the forthcoming release by The Dreadful Yawns. All it took was one, “Hey, this sh*t rules,” post from Donewaiting, and Take Shape got itself back on neverending repeat.

These two videos, “Catskills,” and “Saved,” were completed a while back, yet, since we’re getting ever so closer to The Yawns’ release date, they’re worth revisiting.

Although Take Shape is being billed as their “Rock album,” some of its best moments are its quieter ones. The harmonizing between Ben Gmetro and Liz Kelley on “Catskills” is absolutely to die for.

The Dreadful Yawns – Catskills

“Saved” is a bit more in line with Take Shape’s psychedelic rock theme, even if it lacks the extendo-jams and freak outs, normally associated with the genre. Here, Gmetro and Kelley do their best John Doe and Exene Cervenka. That’s X, for those not in the know.

The Dreadful Yawns – Saved

YOUTUBE: The Dreadful Yawns – Catskills
YOUTUBE: The Dreadful Yawns – Saved

Previously on IRC: “Kill Me Now” by The Dreadful Yawns

While Take Shape won’t officially be released until August 26th, you can pick up a copy now by visiting the Exit Stencil website. The band’s next local appearances will take place on June 28th when they play a free show at the West Side Market in the afternoon, and headline a show later that night at Pat’s in the Flats.

The Dreadful Yawns Myspace
Exit Stencil Records